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2 Ways to Merge Tried and True with Contemporary in Stone Tile

Posted by Daltile Team on Sep 15, 2016 10:36:00 AM

Mod Shape & Texture, Classic Stone Tile

There’s nothing quite like stone. Its timeless beauty is never mistaken for a fad. But even solidarity needs a little pizazz now and then. Why not give stone a bit of an update with a pop-off-the-floor (or wall) defining shape? Take a closer look.

 Black and white 6 inch stone hexagons on the backsplash
Black and white 6 inch marble hexagons on the backsplash.

Hexagons Blend Classic and On-Trend

Hexagons are all the rage at the moment, but don’t let that fool you. They are really a classic making its way back around for another day of glory. This shape is the quintessential tile shape and is always relevant to the moment. It comes in several sizes from six inches up to large format tiles and in three different stone types: limestone, marble, and travertine.

Large hexagons in offer plenty of stone grain movement and rich but neutral colors that blend modern style with some of the most favored stones in home décor. 16 inch up to 20 inch tiles let you visually expand smaller spaces or add stunning detail to larger rooms.

Two inch hexagon mosaics come in popular limestone colors from white to beige to grey or blends. They are a trendy yet enduring option for backsplashes or showers.

Take a look at six inch hexagon tiles. These have a beautiful darker outline that makes them the center of attention. They make an excellent addition to backsplashes, floors, or as an accent wall.

Texture Introduces Modern Detail

Texture brings a certain amount of subtle detail that launches a classic into current times. But once again, many stone textures have been around for a while and are finding popularity again.

Take split-face stone tile, for example. It’s a natural look that has risen to the top lately. It looks great on fire places in a stacked stone type arrangement, or give it an extra helping of the contemporary in a mosaic. High-low and basket weave arrangements add some texture without being overwhelming.

Finishes on stone also provide texture. Honed stone finish is the new polished, but don’t forget other finishes like leathered, antique, and others that you can only get in stone products.


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